The anatomy of seismic energy and its destructive effects on structures.
Explains how seismic forces are measured and why some buildings collapse during an earthquake, while others stand. Uses animated drawings to show the way a quake begins inside the earth, then travels to the surface. Pictures the actual destruction caused by earthquakes in detail.
November 8, 2003 Subject:
Let's get ready to rumble!
Passable film which tells how steel helps to keep buildings from falling during earthquakes. I liked the cheap looking 'effects' shots (camera shaking, lots of dust) to simulate the earthquakes at the beginning. Then the film tells of how some buildings can keep standing and others fall, all because of steel strutcturing. So steel, even when combined with cement, eill help keep from buildings going finito. While describing what is the best way to build buildings, it was curious to note that the film skips any mention of cement foundations to help sturdy the structure. Oh well.